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329 articles

Disease Management
February 18, 2020 • 8 Min

Decoding the Differences between At-Home and Medical Genetic Testing

Genetic counselors Jill Stopfer and Heather Hampel explain the differences between at-home and medical genetic testing, including precision and knowledge.

News
June 3, 2020 • 4 Min

Confused about COVID-19 Testing? What You Need to Know

Confused by the information about COVID-19 testing? Our article explains the types of tests, whether testing is readily available, and how to get tested.

Research
June 24, 2019 • 6 Min

GENERATE Study Aims to Improve Genetic Testing and Prevention for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Sapna Syngal outlines the GENERATE study, which aims to help families with a risk for pancreatic cancer by providing genetic testing.

Research
August 10, 2020 • 7 Min

PATHFINDER Blood Test Trial Focused on Early Detection

Dr. Minetta Liu is part of the team conducting a clinical trial to find biomarkers that will become an easy blood test for pancreatic cancer.

Treatments
December 1, 2017 • 6 Min

Before You Leap: Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Cancer

Genetic counselor Megan Frone outlines the advantages of genetic testing when there is a family history of pancreatic cancer.

Research
April 26, 2021 • 5 Min

Improving Access to Genetic Testing and Counseling

Dr. Angela Bradbury is leading a study on access to genetic testing and genetic counseling, including a telehealth option.

Research
March 20, 2024 • 5 Min

For Families at Risk, Remote Education May Be Key in Improving Genetic Testing Uptake

What’s the best way to educate families at risk for pancreatic cancer about genetic testing? Dr. Sapna Syngal discusses the results of the GENERATE study.

Research
February 6, 2017 • 5 Min

Developing a Screening Test for Pancreatic Cancer

One focus of research for Dr. Anirban Maitra is to develop a simple screening test for pancreatic cancer, to provide an earlier diagnosis of the disease.

Research
March 21, 2022 • 5 Min

New Study to Get More Minorities Involved in Genetic Testing

Dr. Nicolette Rodriguez leads the REGENERATE study to find the best ways to get more Black and Latinx Americans genetic testing for cancer.

Research
April 5, 2018 • 4 Min

Genetic Testing Can Help Those You Love

Dr. Fay Kastrinos, director of the Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Genetics Program at Columbia University Medical Center, explains the value of genetic testing for cancer prevention and treatment.

Research
November 14, 2018 • 4 Min

New NCCN Guidelines Stress Genetic Testing For All Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Genetics impact your treatment for pancreatic cancer. Dr. Sapna Syngal discusses the recommendation of genetic testing for all pancreatic cancer patients.

Research
January 16, 2024 • 4 Min

Comprehensive Molecular Test Helps Classify Pancreatic Cysts

Dr. Aatur Singhi and colleagues are developing a test to help determine whether pancreatic cysts are likely to turn cancerous.

Research
February 4, 2019 • 5 Min

Genetic Testing for All Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A study by Dr. Gloria Petersen’s research team has led to an official recommendation that all pancreatic cancer patients get genetic testing.

Research
February 14, 2018 • 4 Min

A Simple Blood Test for Early Detection of Eight Cancers Shows Promise

Dr. Anne Marie Lennon explains the CancerSEEK blood test, a liquid biopsy in clinical trials for early detection of eight cancers, including pancreatic.

Research
October 21, 2016 • 5 Min

Can a Pancreatic Cancer Screening Test Become a Reality?

Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman discusses screening options for pancreatic cancer and criteria for people who might want to get screened.